Human Resources Legislative Update
New Annual Quality Improvement Plan “Indicators” for Healthcare Organizations
Date: July 31, 2017
Effective July 19, 2017, healthcare organizations are required to include indicators identified by the Minister in annual quality improvement plans (AQIP) under the Excellent Care for All Act, 2010 regulations. Specifically, amendments to the regulations outlined in O. Reg. 280/17 provide that the Minister, after having considered the advice of the Council, may direct a healthcare organization to include indicators that relate to any or all of the following:
- Workplace violence prevention.
Under O. Reg. 187/15, healthcare organizations must engage patients and former patients of the organization and their caregivers in developing its AQIP. The publicly available version of the AQIP must contain:
- a description of the patient engagement activities of the healthcare organization
- a description of how these activities inform the development of the healthcare organization’s quality improvement plan.